Korkeasaari zoo, Finland. Korkeasaari zoo homepage ()
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Amur tigers. First picture: That face is just beautiful, Imo.
White tigers: Eskilstuna 2002
Asian lions. Third picture: Male lion is enjoying last sunshine before winter.
More lions: Shanghai 2006, Kolmården 2000, Barcelona 2000
Amur leopards. Critically endangered animal, only about 30-50 of these lives in wild :-(
More leopards: Eskilstuna 2002
Snow leopards. Korkeasaari has succeeded in breeding snow leopards, over 100 have been born there. Snow leopard is also emblem of Korkeasaari. Snow leopards have really beautiful eyes :-) Last picture: What a fake yawn that another one have :-)
Lynxes. First picture: One of my very first lynx-photographs but still my favorite. This lynx was sitting just about 2-3 meters away, just watching me (and smiling, Imo ;-) while I put my camera ready. After taking this photo we just watched each other for a while. Fortunately it was cold winter day and there wasn't very much people in zoo so anyone didn't came to disturb us :-)
More lynxes: Ähtäri 2001, 2002
Yawning big cats. Female lion, tiger (missing fang), lynx and snow leopard.
Big cats staring at photographer. Female lion, male tiger and snow leopard. That lion is my favourite of these :-)
Birds. Last picture: There's two animals in this picture, find another...
More birds: Rome 2007, Ähtäri 2001, Ranua 2003, Eskilstuna 2002
Other animals. First row: Baboon, camel, fallow deer and przewalski's horse. Second row: Wolverine, striped grass mouses, dwarf mongooses and white lipped tree viper. Second picture: That camel is probably most stupid looking animal I've seen for a long time.
By night. Korkeasaari isn't open during night unless there is some special occasion. Most of these photos are from annual "cat's night" event. Second picture: Small lookout tower, Helsinki-city at background.
I have separated page where I follow big cats (tiger, lion, snow leopard and lynx) cubs growing from "kittens" to adults in Korkeasaari. All those photographs are collected to Kissalaakson pennut -page () Page itself is written in Finnish but that doesn't prevent watching pictures :-)
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